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Coming September 8th from HBO Home Entertainment and based on the series of novels by Alexander McCall Smith, it’s Jill Scott as Precious Ramotswe in the first season DVD set of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. All seven episodes are here across three discs. Here’s what HBO has to say for themselves:

Described as “feel-good television” by Entertainment Weekly and “heartwarming” by Newsweek, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency is an engaging series that features one of the most beloved characters in contemporary fiction. Passionate, wise and plucky, Precious opens Botswana’s first and only female-owned detective agency, embarking on an improbable career that utilizes her unique gift of intuition to benefit those who need help the most. Aided by her efficient, but quirky secretary Grace Makutsi (Anika Noni Rose, Dreamgirls, Tony® Award for Caroline, or Change), Precious begins to investigate a variety of cases – from missing children to philandering husbands to con-artists – helping townspeople solves mysteries in their lives.

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency also stars Lucian Msamati as JLP Matekoni, a local garage owner and widowed suitor of Mma Ramotswe’s, and Desmond Dube (Hotel Rwanda) as BK, a flamboyant hairdresser and friend. Guest stars include David Oyelowo (The Last King of Scotland), Idris Elba (The Wire, HBO), Colin Salmon (Die Another Day), Tony® winner John Kani (Final Solution) and CCH Pounder (The Shield).

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